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Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary

Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Shimoga District of Karnataka.

It spreads over 395 sq km of tropical evergreen and semi-evergreen forests. The sanctuary is inhabited by tiger, leopard, wild dog, jackal, gaur, elephant, sloth bear, sambar deer, spotted deer, wild pig, common langur, bonnet macaque, common mongoose, striped-necked mongoose, porcupine, Malabar giant squirrel, giant flying squirrel and pangolin. Python, cobra king cobra rat snake and marsh crocodile are some of the reptiles found here. Birds include hornbills, kingfishers, bulbuls, parakeets, doves, pigeons, kingfishers, babblers, flycatchers, swallows, woodpeckers, peafowl, jungle fowl and partridges.

The Tunga Anicut Dam inside the sanctuary is also home to otters and water birds. Mandagadde Natural Bird Sanctuary is part of Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary.

The sanctuary is open everyday except Tuesday, from 09:00 to 17:00 hrs. Tours operate between 09.30 to 13:00 hrs and 14.15 to 16:30 hrs. It is usually closed from January to May.

Forest bungalows in the sanctuary are available for accommodation.

The sanctuary is near to Shimoga town and can be accessed by buses plying between Shimoga and Sagar. Shimoga Town Railway Station serves as the nearest railhead.

Updated on 18th December, 2014
District: Shimoga
Location: Shimoga    


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